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This Ortofon MC3 Turbo MC cartridge is one of the most affordable high output moving coil cartridges that we know.
It is the upgrade for the Ortofon MC1 Turbo cartridge. Like its little sister, its technical and technological characteristics make it a highly versatile cartridge.
Ortofon MC3 Turbo: body and stylus
Its body is made of Noryl, a light composite material with great mechanical and damping properties.
The very fine quality stylus has an Nude elliptical profile.
Ortofon MC3 Turbo: compatibility
It is a true MC cartridge with extra coils for a higher output of 3.3mv. This makes it compatible with most phono preamps and amps that don't have an input for low output cartridges.
Its lightweight 4.1 g means it can be used on turntables and particularly on tonearms that cannot bear weights or more than 6 g, like the Pro-Ject Debut 3 or Debut Esprit.
Ortofon MC3 Turbo: listening and review
After a break-in period of a few hours, the MC3 Turbo cartridge will deliver a full-bodied and precise sound.
It also achieves a fine balance and its timbre quality and realism are superior to those obtained with the MC1.
The woofer weight can vary depending on the tracking force exerted on the Ortofon cartridge. Below 2 g, it is lighter, above this, it becomes more present depending on the tonearm used.
The treble is typical of moving coil models, reaching very high frequencies with a lot of definition and no distortion.
The sound quality is crisp and the sound stage very realistic and precise for a phono cartridge at this price. The dynamic range is excellent and brings the sound quality great energy.
The Ortofon MC3 Turbo MC cartridge is a high-end cartridge for demanding music lovers who do not want to break the bank. It does have competitors, but at twice its price.
Highly recommended! Franck
Type: High output MC
Output: 3.3 mV
Channel separation at 1 kHz: 24 dB
Frequency response at -3dB: 20 Hz/30 KHz
Compliance: 13 Um/Nm
Stylus: Nude Fine Line
Tracking force: 1.8g-2.2g
Optimum tracking force: 2.0 g
Internal impedance: 100 Ohms
Load resistance: 47 KHz/500
Load capacitance: < 500 pf
Weight: 4.1 g